Rhamma commodus

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Rhamma
Species: Rhamma commodus


Rhamma commodus (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865).

Type locality: Colombia, Bogota.

Lectotype: ♂ BMNH: "Bogota, Lindig, type, Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-1., commodus n., Felder coll., Type, B.M. Type No. Rh. 607". images.


  • Thecla commodus Felder & Felder, 1865: 262, pl. 32, figs 19,20.
  • Paralustrus commodus (Felder & Felder); Johnson, 1992: 154, figs 69, 164.
  • Paralustrus orosiensis Johnson, 1992: 156, figs 70, 165. Costa Rica, Orosi. MNHN Fassl coll. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 121.
  • Paralustrus salazari Le Crom & Johnson, 1993: 3. Colombia, Quinchia Risaralda. AMNH. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 121.
  • Rhamma commodus (Felder & Felder); Lamas, 2004: 121.


  • Felder, C. & Felder, R. 1865–75. Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in der Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 under den Befehlen Commadore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band: Abtheilung. Vienna, 549 pp., 140 pls. Text. Plates. Reference page
  • Johnson, K. 1992. Genera and species of the Neotropical 'elfin'-like hairstreak butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. Theclinae). Rep. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wis. (Stevens Point) 22(2): 136–279. ill. PDF. Reference page
  • Le Crom, J.F. & Johnson, 1993. New Species and New Records of 'Elfin'-like Hairstreak Butterflies from Colombia (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae). Reports of the Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point). 36: 1–19, ill. PDF. Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page
  • Prieto, C. & Vargas, M.A. 2016. Elfin butterflies of the genus Rhamma Johnson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae): A review of the Colombian species. Zootaxa 4093(3): 323–342. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4093.3.2 . PDF. Reference page